Africa

Water is life

Water is life

All over Africa, the phase “water is life” is commonly heard. Even the least educated know this first-hand, because fetching water is a daily task for many. It is normal to walk a far distance to bring back this necessity of life. Unfortunately, the only source of...
​Mudslide in Sierra Leone kills nearly 300

​Mudslide in Sierra Leone kills nearly 300

Freetown, Sierra Leone, was victim to deadly mudslides and flooding on Monday, August 14. According to The Guardian, 100 houses were hit, 270 bodies have been found and thousands are still missing. Freetown is still in danger, as the flooding continues to spread....
​Freedom Sunday: July 2

​Freedom Sunday: July 2

Freedom Sunday is fast approaching, and we at World Hope International hope you are getting as excited as we are! We are so eager to see the church come together to stand for freedom on July 2nd. As a reminder–no sign up is required! Simply use any or all of the...
Storying: Mozambique

Storying: Mozambique

Mendoncia’s baby wails. The teacher frowns. Students turn in their seats. Mendoncia scoots her plastic chair and moves to sit on the tile floor in the doorway to nurse her baby. Teaching continues. The child starts babbling. Other students turn and frown. She...
​Storying: Mozambique

​Storying: Mozambique

Mendoncia’s baby wails. The teacher frowns. Students turn in their seats. Mendoncia scoots her plastic chair and moves to sit on the tile floor in the doorway to nurse her baby. Teaching continues. The child starts babbling. Other students turn and frown. She...
Amplifying leaders in Uganda

Amplifying leaders in Uganda

Uganda is a country of 38 million people, and there are many who do not know Jesus personally. The Wesleyan Church is doing what it can to change the spiritual landscape in this East Africa country through leadership development of pastors. Read more of how pastors...
​Only a woman

​Only a woman

I was reading recently about Mary Slessor, a Scottish missionary to Nigeria in Africa. The daughter of a shoemaker by trade, Mary went to work as a “half-timer” at the age of eleven. This meant she worked in the mill half a day and the other half-day she...
​’Devil Boy:’ Down’s syndrome in Sierra Leone

​’Devil Boy:’ Down’s syndrome in Sierra Leone

In a country that demonizes mental disabilities, a mother recalls the journey of her community’s acceptance and remorse. Aminatta stands in a narrow mud alley outside her house and rocks her brother’s newborn baby from side to side. Her five-year-old son...
Maternal/infant health addresses abortion in Sierra Leone

Maternal/infant health addresses abortion in Sierra Leone

This year the United Nations and Sierra Leone parliament have been making a major push to legalize abortion in Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone abortion bill blocked by President Ernest Bai Koroma again. World Hope International worked with The Wesleyan Church to lobby...
​Missionary to Africa passes away

​Missionary to Africa passes away

Rev. William Edgar “Bill” Morgan, a Wesleyan pastor and missionary, passed away December 5 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. He was 91. He served as an ordained pastor for 65 years with The Wesleyan Church. He spent thirty-three years of ministry in...
Saving thousands of infants in Sierra Leone

Saving thousands of infants in Sierra Leone

World Hope International has started a new project in Sierra Leone called Helping Babies Breathe (HBB)–a program that teaches basic infant resuscitation at the time of birth. Sierra Leone is ranked amongst the countries in the world with highest under-five mortality....
​Faithful missionary to Africa passes away

​Faithful missionary to Africa passes away

R. Grace Duda passed away in May 2016 at Wesleyan Village in Brooksville, Florida. She was 89. Born Rachel Grace Duda, she was known as Grace her whole life. She married Rev. Robert (Bob) Duda, and the couple pastored in Georgia prior to be called to the mission field...
​Mozambique: Jairosse and Esperanca’s story

​Mozambique: Jairosse and Esperanca’s story

Jairosse and Esperanca are in their third year at Xai-Xai Bible College in Mozambique, graduating in October. In a class Global Partners Missionary Jim Pickett taught last year, Jairosse wrote his testimony: “I grew up Muslim. I saw some things that disturbed me...
​JESUS film continues to have global impact

​JESUS film continues to have global impact

John Croft, director of the JESUS Film Partnership of Global Partners, reported how God is using the JESUS film to continue to make lives new across the globe. Mozambique, Africa. Last year, a Mozambican JESUS film team was showing the film in a village, and in the...
World Hope International releases water video

World Hope International releases water video

In this new video, see how tens of thousands of students sing praises for clean, fresh water at their schools because of you. With your overflowing response to a call for wells at schools in Sierra Leone this fall, you have brought opportunity to more than 38,500...
Faithful missionary to Africa passes away

Faithful missionary to Africa passes away

Rev. Ed Wissbroecker was known as a Wesleyan missionary who gave more than three decades of service in Zambia, Africa, and kept going back even after retirement. At the age of 91, Rev. Wissbroecker died February 13, 2016, in Brooksville, Fla. Rev. Wissbroecker was...
Why 2016 marks a pivotal year for Sierra Leone

Why 2016 marks a pivotal year for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has always held a special place in my heart. After the devastation left by Ebola throughout 2014 and most of 2015, I look forward to 2016 as a pivotal year of recovery for the country. Prior to the Ebola outbreak, the war-torn nation had made such great...
The big picture in Sierra Leone: looking forward with gratitude

The big picture in Sierra Leone: looking forward with gratitude

Stories of thankfulness highlighted in the annual newsletter for The Wesleyan Church of Sierra Leone. EBOLA May 25, 2014, was a beginning of another historic national crisis in Sierra Leone, the recording of the first Ebola virus case. Thousands of people were...
World Hope International meets 55 Wells in 55 Schools campaign goal

World Hope International meets 55 Wells in 55 Schools campaign goal

We, at World Hope International, are pleased to share that our 55 Wells in 55 Schools campaign was a huge success! We achieved 120% of our total goal thanks to your generosity and the support of our 1:1 match partners. Our partners will match every dollar raised as we...
​No longer abandoning disabled children in Sierra Leone

​No longer abandoning disabled children in Sierra Leone

A young mother watches her little boy play in her home in Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa. The physical therapist assists him and directs his play, while the mom observes and learns exercises she can help him with. Because of the boy’s serious disability,...
​World Hope International drills 1,000th water well

​World Hope International drills 1,000th water well

Our 1,000th water well was drilled for the Birch Memorial Wesleyan Secondary School in Makeni, Sierra Leone, serving 2,223 people. In total, WHI has drilled 251 wells in Sierra Leone, 282 wells in Mozambique, 235 wells in Liberia, 158 wells in Zambia and 74 wells in...